This blog will be used to share information, tips and tricks for you to use in your courses to better assist your students and/or to help you with the design and maintenance of your course.

If you have any suggestions for what you would like for me to share on this blog, please contact me: Dr. Joy Pine-Thomas by email @

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Let’s start with sharing information that developed from issues some of you have experienced when using Canvas:

Making comments in SpeedGrader

Instructions for Making Comments in Speedgrader. Go into speedgrader and type comment, click enter after each comment.


Using Arc in Canvas

Below please view the slide deck that was sent to the SON Faculty by email about using Arc in Canvas. If you have questions about using Arc, feel free to contact me. Thanks

ARC Request Form

ARC Slide Presentation (w/o audio)


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How to create video and screencast-o-matic for Narrated PowerPoints for Online and flipped classrooms


Creating a Google Doc and linking it in Canvas

Important: Please view the video first! This is the link you will need to copy and paste in the HTML view of the Content area in Canvas:

Google share link


Importing a page from Canvas Commons into your Canvas Course


Copying Course Content from One Semester to Another


Google and Online Instruction